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Lemon Butter Scallops Is an Easy Seafood Dinner You'll Want to Make Again and Again!

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Scallops are one of the easiest kinds of seafood to cook - generally a simple sear will do the trick to give you the ultimate flavorful dinner. This recipe for Lemon Butter Scallops has a light taste of lemon mixed with creamy butter, and the caramelization on the scallops is to die for!

We used a stunning Zwilling Marquina Aluminum Fry Pan to get such gorgeous color on the scallops - the non-stick capabilities are like no other pan! Serve this delicious dish with a light pasta dish for a dinner you'll want to make again and again.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 pound scallops
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the lemon butter sauce

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

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Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Remove the small side muscle from the scallops, rinse with cold water and thoroughly pat dry.

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Season scallops with salt and pepper, to taste. Working in batches, add scallops to the skillet in a single layer and cook, flipping once, until golden brown and translucent in the center, about 1-2 minutes per side. Spoon the butter on the scallops as they cook. Set aside and keep warm.

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To make the lemon butter sauce, melt 2 tablespoons butter in the skillet. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

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Serve scallops immediately with lemon butter sauce, garnished with parsley, if desired.


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